Atletico Madrid's partial stadium ban OVERTURNED with full capacity expected for Man City Champions League crunch clash

ATLETICO MADRID's partial stadium ban for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Manchester City has been overturned.

UEFA ordered a partial closure of the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium after a small number of Atletico fans were caught on camera performing Nazi salutes in the first leg of their tie with the Premier League champions.


Atletico chiefs immediately lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, who overturned the ban and permitted the stadium to be at full capacity for tonight's second leg.

A club statement read: "TAS granted our request and suspended the partial closure of the Wanda Metropolitano; all members and fans with a season ticket or seat for tonight's game will be able to access the stadium."

It's unclear whether or not TAS have postponed the punishment or thrown it out altogether.

Atleti boss Diego Simeone revealed this week he was eager for the Spaniards to play in front of a capacity crowd.

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The Argentine said: "We would like our fans to be there because it is an important game.

"I hope we can sort everything out so it is even for both teams and we can have all fans present."

City travel to enemy territory with a slender 1-0 lead, which was given to them by Kevin de Bruyne.

After the match, Atletico came under fire from City boss Pep Guardiola for their negative tactics.

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The former Barca boss said: "We sensed they would play 3-5-2. Then they adjusted and went to a 5-5-0.

" In prehistoric times, now and in 100,000 years, it is always very difficult to attack a 5-5 formation.”

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